This OnePlus 6 release date breakdown will tell you everything you need to know about buying this impressive new phone. OnePlus, the king of budget smartphones just unveiled its best device yet. With a big 6.28-inch display, dual cameras, and a premium design, this is a phone worth considering.
While OnePlus isn’t a household name, over the past few years they’ve carved out a nice spot for themselves in the mobile market. By offering flagship devices comparable to the latest Samsung Galaxy or iPhone at half the cost. The new OnePlus 6 with dual cameras starts at just $529.
Yes, the new OnePlus 6 delivers an experience similar to the Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, and it’s nearly 50% cheaper. This year OnePlus promises a phone with no compromises, the latest version of Android, a high-end camera, water-resistance and so much more.
If you’re considering this phone, and you should, here’s what to know. We’ll go over the release date, pre-orders, carrier support, colors, and pricing for each model.
OnePlus 6 Release Date
The all-new OnePlus 6 release date is officially set for May 22nd. That’s in just one week. There’s no more long waits or an invite system. You can simply get this beautiful phone in a few different colors, storage sizes, and variants starting the 22nd. With such an impressive device costing $529 (or only $579 for the 128GB model), we’re not sure how long it will stay in stock.
Basically, this is an impressive device that very well may sell out. So, if you’re interested you’ll want to hit the OnePlus store as soon as possible. We may see a pre-order system launch in the coming days, but with such an early release date that’s doubtful. That said, OnePlus is hosting “pop-up” stores starting May 22nd in New York City, London, and other regions around the globe. Stores where you can walk in and buy the OnePlus 6, get a pair of free bullet wireless headphones, and other swag on release day.
OnePlus 6 Specs & Features
As expected, this is a high-end phone with the latest bells and whistles. In fact, it’s delivering higher specs than the Galaxy S9, or any other phone released so far in 2018. All at an affordable price. The company is using a premium all-metal and glass frame, with durable Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and the back. Here’s what completes the powerful OnePlus 6, all for just $529.
For starters, OnePlus is delivering its biggest display yet. A large 6.28-inch 2:1 aspect ratio display similar to the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8. They’re using Qualcomm’s most powerful processor, added two improved cameras to the back, and yes, there’s a notch in the screen. Here’s the full rundown for those interested.
OnePlus 6 Specs
- 6.28-inch 2280 x 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED Display
- Snapdragon 845 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM (Same processor as S9)
- 64, 128, or 256GB of storage, no microSD slot
- 16MP + 20MP Rear Camera (f/1.7, OIS, EIS, 4K) Finally, optical image stabilization
- 16 Megapixel f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo (or Android P beta)
- Rear fingerprint scanner, Fast Face Unlock, more
- 3,300 mAh battery with fast Dash Charging
- Daily Water-Resistance (whatever that means)
- 3.5 mm headphone jack, BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider
- Mirror Black, Midnight Black, or Silk White color options
The company improved every aspect over the OnePlus 5T from 2017, aside from maybe the size of the battery. This phone is big, beautiful, sleek, fast, and highly capable. OnePlus specifically mentioned that even though you’ll enjoy a huge 6.28-inch screen, the phone is the same size as the OnePlus 5T. You’re not dealing with a bigger device, you just get to enjoy a large screen.
That’s thanks to the shrinking bezels around the entire display. And even though there’s a notch like the iPhone X, you can hide it if you’d like using software customization.
OnePlus 6 Carrier Support
A lot of potential buyers choose OnePlus for the stock Android experience, premium design, and wallet-friendly price tag. However, a big question is always carrier support. Luckily, this phone works just about everywhere and with most carriers. An exception is usually Verizon, but we do see some Verizon network bands this time, so we’ll have to wait and see once we try it ourselves. Most likely though, it’ll work everywhere but Verizon and Sprint.
What you need to know is the OnePlus 6 is a true “world phone” with support for 40 global network bands. The OnePlus 5T only had 34. In the United States, the experience will be best with GSM carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro, and Cricket.
OnePlus 6 Price, Color, and Storage
This is a big phone with a lot to love, and that includes the price. Each year the company has slowly increased the price of its devices, which some aren’t very happy about. That said, you’re getting a lot of phone for the price in 2018. In fact, the OnePlus 6 competes with or beats the Galaxy Note 8 across the board, and it’s 50% cheaper. You can choose between three storage options, two colors, with a 3rd limited edition color coming soon.
The important thing to know is the baseline OnePlus 6 comes with 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, and is only $529. That’s $200 cheaper than the Galaxy S9.
Or, you can get 128GB of storage and more RAM for only $579. Then, for those who really need it, there’s a 256GB model that’s still only $629. Compare that to the 256GB iPhone X that’s nearly $1,200, and you know you’re getting a good deal.
Keep in mind that the cheaper model only comes in Mirror Black. If you want Midnight Black or the limited edition White and Rose Gold, you’ll have to get the higher 128GB model.
Along with an all-new phone OnePlus released a new pair of Bullet Wireless headphones. Building on the success of its cheap but excellent sounding earbuds. These are completely wireless, charge in 10 minutes, and have the Google Assistant built-on. Those retail for $69, but anyone who buys the OnePlus 6 from the company’s online store gets a pair for free.
So, come May 21st and 22nd order the OnePlus 6 starting at just $529, get a free pair of wireless headphones, and the phone will ship within 24 hours of your order. That’s the promise, at least.
If you head to the OnePlus store you’ll see a new protection plan you can buy or special offer bundles on accessories and cases.
Now that you know everything about the OnePlus 6, buy one today. Then, stay tuned for our hands-on coverage, a full review, and much more in the near future.